Robert Musil

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Robert Musil

Robert Musil

A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid; particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers; in literature, talents not much above the average are usually regarded by their contemporaries as geniuses.More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:22]
All still lifes are actually paintings of the world on the sixth day of creation, when God and the world were alone together, without man!More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:31]
Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression.More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:37]
Don't you know that every perfect life would mean the end of art?More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:45]
If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility.More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:49]
It is reality that awakens possibilities, and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it.More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:55]
It is, all in all, a historic error to believe that the master makes the school; the students make it!More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:01]
Life is to blame for everything.More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:18]
Philosophers are people who do violence, but have no army at their disposal, and so subjugate the world by locking it into a system.More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:41]
The difference between a healthy person and one who is mentally ill is the fact that the healthy one has all the mental illnesses, and the mentally ill person has only one.More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:02]
The thoughts of my emotionally so disturbed days must be found again, shifted and developed further. Here and there something of the loose remarks I make must be used, but only when it finds my attention again.More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:35]
Time, which runs through the world like an endless tinsel thread, seemed to pass through the centre of this room and through the centre of these people and suddenly to pause and petrify, stiff, still and glittering... and the objects in the room drew a little closer together.More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:41]
What is the use of good painting? We want a spell cast upon the optical part of our existence! We seldom really see the world, but when we do, we become as still as a picture.More Robert Musil [07/25/2011 09:07:10]
We have gained reality and lost dream. No more lounging under a tree and peering at the sky between one's big and second toes; there's work to be done. To be efficient, one cannot be hungry and dreamy but must eat steak and keep moving.More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Clothes, when abstracted from the flow of present time and their transmogrifying function on the human body, and seen as forms in themselves, are strange tubes and excrescences worthy of being classed with such facial decorations as the ring through the nose or the lip-stretching disk. But how enchanting they become when seen togetherwith the qualities they bestow on their wearer! What happens then is no less than the infusion, into some tangled lines on a piece of paper, of the meaning of a great word.More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We do not have too much intellect and too little soul, but too little intellect in matters of the soul,More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man who wants the truth becomes a scientist; a man who wants to give free play to his subjectivity may become a writer; but what should a man do who wants something in between?More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
True' and 'false' are the evasions of people who never want to arrive at a decision. Truth is something without end.More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is life that does the thinking all around us, forming with playful ease the connections our reason can only laboriously patch together piecemeal, and never to such kaleidoscopic effect.More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A politician who climbs high over the bodies of the slain is described as vile or great according to the degree of his success.More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One does what one is; one becomes what one does.More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For only fools, fanatics, and mental cases can stand living at the highest pitch of soul; a sane person must be content with declaring that life would not be worth living without a spark of that mysterious fire.More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And what would you do, ... if you could rule the world for a day? I suppose I would have no choice but to abolish reality.More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The thought came to me that all one loves in art becomes beautiful. Beauty is nothing but the expression of the fact that something is being loved. Only thus could she be defined.More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every day there comes a moment when a person lays his hands in his lap and all his busyness collapses like ashes. The work accomplished is, from the soul's point of view, entirely imaginary.More Robert Musil [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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